seller's market

noun

: a market in which goods are scarce, buyers have a limited range of choice, and prices are high compare buyer's market

Examples of seller's market in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If there’s ever a time to sell off veterans for prized prospects, this is the year, with executives calling it the best seller's market at the trade deadline in 20 years. Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 30 July 2023 The past few years have been a roller coaster for Indiana real estate, with a massive seller's market being met with historically high-interest rates designed to slow inflation and level the market. Joe Mutascio, The Indianapolis Star, 6 Feb. 2023 Lesser known is that a strong seller's market for used power boats developed in parallel with the pandemic, and the market for these rigs is expected to remain hot throughout 2021. Dennis Anderson, Star Tribune, 26 Feb. 2021 The last few years has been a seller's market. James Brown, USA TODAY, 23 Oct. 2022 The result is a seller's market. Liz Weston, Star Tribune, 26 Dec. 2020 By breaking down the current state of the seller's market, the guys look ahead at what the future may hold for Bojan Bogdanović, Alec Burks, Nerlens Noel, and Saddiq Bey. Kirkland Crawford, Detroit Free Press, 24 Jan. 2023 Real estate was hot in Indiana in 2022, a seller's market, but among the everyday buying and selling of $350,000 homes in suburban neighborhoods were some huge, mansion-sized deals. The Indianapolis Star, 21 Jan. 2023 But free agency is like buying a house in a seller's market; sometimes buyers will pay above asking without an inspection. Dallas News, 15 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of seller's market was in 1932

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“Seller's market.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seller%27s%20market. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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